13 November 2010 Military News
- Company Commander Course develops Iraqi Army leadership Army News 13 Nov 2010 -- Twenty-four Iraqi Army captains successfully completed the Company Commander Course at the Iraqi Signal School at Camp Taji Nov. 8.
- At Least 17 Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- At least 17 people were killed in a series of attacks across Afghanistan Saturday, including three coalition service members.
- Iran deplores continued presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan IRNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Iran on Sunday deplored continued presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Obama to Tell Medvedev of Determination for Nuclear Treaty Ratification VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- A senior U.S. official says President Barack Obama will underscore to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in their bilateral meeting scheduled for Sunday in Japan, his determination to achieve U.S Senate ratification of the new START treaty for nuclear arms reduction.
- Continuing Promise sails home after deployment to Central, South America USMC News 13 Nov 2010 -- After four months of providing humanitarian assistance to eight countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Continuing Promise 2010 steamed through the Atlantic waters making way home, Nov. 13.
- Navy Celebrates First Flight Centennial Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- Naval Station (NS) Norfolk hosted a ceremony Nov. 12 to celebrate the centennial of naval aviation and the Navy's first flight which took place Nov. 14, 1910, nearly 100 years ago.
- USS Jason Dunham Commissioned Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- The Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) during a ceremony in Port Evergglades, Fla. Nov. 13.
- PCU Gravely Arrives in Wilmington for Commissioning Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- The Navy's newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gravely (DDG 107) arrived in Wilmington, N.C. Nov.12 for a commissioning ceremony scheduled for Nov. 20.
- Groton Submarines Create Fresh Starts, Prepare for Dec. 31 Smoking Ban Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- Submarines assigned to Commander, Submarine Group 2 (CSG2) have implemented smoking cessation programs to assist Sailors as they make a fresh start before the Dec. 31 deadline of a force-wide policy which bans smoking below decks aboard all U.S. Navy submarines.
- USS Ohio Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- USS Ohio (SSGN 726) (Blue) held a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Nov. 10.
- GTMO Supports Swift, Iwo Jima Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hosted High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift Nov. 8-9 and amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Nov. 11.
- Failing to Properly Check-in Aboard GTMO Could be a Costly Mistake Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba announced Nov. 9 that active duty and reserve Sailors who fail to properly check-in onboard may have their pay and leave days adversely affected.
- Lake Champlain Sailors Volunteer In Chania Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) Sailors participated in a community relations project (COMREL) in Chania, Greece, Nov. 8.
- USS Ronald Reagan Supply Department Passes SMI With High Scores Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Supply Department completed its Supply Management Inspection (SMI) Nov. 10, with an overall score of 93.38.
- VMFA-323 Snake Challenge Honors 235th Marine Corps Birthday Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 celebrated the 235th Marine Corps birthday aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) with a team-oriented physical fitness challenge.
- USS Stethem Makes Okinawa Port Visit for 2010 White Beach Festival Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2010 -- USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrived in Okinawa, Japan to participate in the 2010 White Beach Festival Nov, 12.
- EU Mission Unhappy That Alleged Suspects Running In Kosovo Elections RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- A top European Union mission in Kosovo (EULEX) official says the mission is unhappy that Kosovar political parties are fielding candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections who are under investigation or on trial for crimes, RFE/RL's Balkan Service reports.
- UN Envoy Warns Of 'Deteriorating' Ethnic Relations In Kosovo RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- The United Nations envoy to Kosovo has warned of apparently "deteriorating" relations between the territory's Serb minority and ethnic Albanian majority.
- North Sudan Accidentally Bombs South VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- A South Sudan military spokesman says a bombing from the north that struck southern territory late Friday was an accident.
- Symbols For Unity, Separation Chosen in Sudan VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- Sudan is scheduled to hold two referendums on January 9. One on whether south Sudan becomes independent and another on whether the old-rich Abyei region joins the north or south. Sudan's referendum commission has chosen the symbols that will represent unity and separation on the ballots for the referendum on southern independence.
- Nigeria Warning Over Iran Arms Shipment RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- Nigeria has vowed to report Iran to the United Nations Security Council if Nigerian investigators find evidence that an apparently illegal arms shipment seized in Nigeria violated UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
- Myanmar Frees Suu Kyi From House Arrest RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi today greeted supporters at the gate of her lakeside compound in Yangon after seven years of forced seclusion.
- UN officials welcome release of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi UN News Centre 13 Nov 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights chief welcomed the freeing on Saturday of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and urged the authorities in Myanmar to release all remaining political prisoners.
- Aung San Suu Kyi Release Sparks Celebration, Caution VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest in Burma, also known as Myanmar, has sparked worldwide celebrations among supporters of the long-time pro-democracy activist. But her supporters are also cautious in noting the daughter of Burma's assassinated independence leader, Aung San, has been previously released before being detained again.
- Activists, Asia Pacific Governments Welcome Aung San Suu Kyi's Release VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- Burma democracy activists and Asia regional governments have welcomed the release of Aung San Suu Kyi from detention but are also urging Burma's military government to support calls for national reconciliation.
- Rangoon Diary: Burmese Reunite with Beloved Democracy Leader VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- This is a special report from a journalist inside Rangoon, who has been covering Burma's political developments for VOA despite the threat of deportation. The journalist's identity is being withheld so that they may continue reporting. We bring you their notes from the field.
- Obama: Suu Kyi Source of Inspiration VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- President Barack Obama has welcomed the release of Burmese democracy leader and 1991 Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest calling it long overdue. However, Mr. Obama is calling on the Burmese military to release all political prisoners and says the political opposition in Burma continues to be deprived of legitimate political process that could bring change to the country.
- EU ready to begin Iran talks on December 5: Ashton IRNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Talks between Iran and so-called '5+1' group is due to start on December 5, German press agency DPA cited a spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton as saying Friday.
- S. Korea Urged to Stand for Improved Inter-Korean Relations KCNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Now all Koreans at home and abroad unanimously desire detente on the Korean Peninsula and the improved north-south relations.
- KCNA on Human Rights Protection KCNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Military invasion and threat to sovereign states are going on in the international arena.
- Larijani felicitates Iraqi counterpart on his election IRNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani Friday evening congratulated Osama al-Nujaifi on his election as the Iraqi Parliament Speaker.
- Iraqi Parliament Holds Conciliatory Meeting VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- Iraq's Sunni-backed Iraqiya faction on Saturday said it will stay with efforts to produce a national unity government in the country. This comes after an earlier walkout and harsh comments by the leader of the Iraqiya bloc, Ayad Allawi.
- Pakistan ready to discuss all issues with India: Envoy IRNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Pakistan Saturday said it was ready to discuss all bilateral issues, including Kashmir, with India and stressed on enhancing people-to-people relations.
- Chinese leader calls for coordination in cross-strait dealings CNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Lien Chan, Taiwan's presidential envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum leadership summit, said Saturday that Chinese President Hu Jintao had spoken with him about the need to deal with cross-strait interaction through coordination.
- Tightened Russian Visa Restrictions Frustrate Europeans RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- After working in Russia for nearly a decade, Anna, a German businesswoman, says she has become accustomed to heavy-handed tactics. When negotiations fail, she says, Russians often show a tendency to resort to force to make their point.
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